Gee Bee

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The [Coin-Op] Arcade Video Game by Namco, Ltd. [Tokyo, Japan]

 
DESCRIPTION
 
[Coin-Op] Arcade Video Game

Gee Bee © 1978 Namco.


A Pinball-flavored ball-and-paddle game.
TECHNICAL
 
PICTURE :
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Gee Bee machine
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Main CPU : 8080 (@ 2.048 Mhz)
Sound Chips : Custom (@ 2.048 Mhz)

Players : 2
Control : paddle
Buttons : 1
TRIVIA
 
Gee Bee was released in October 1978. It was the very first video game released by Namco.

About Namco : Founded in 1955 in Tokyo, Namco means 'Nakamura Manufacturing Co.'. Before video games, Namco was originally a 'rocking-horse rides' manufacturer.

Joining Namco, Toru wanted to design pinball games. Gee Bee, "Cutie Q" and "Bomb Bee" were his arcade game hybrids. Toru would achieve later, greater fame by designing "Pac-Man".
SCORING
 
Pop Bumpers : 10 or 100 points.
Spinner : 10 or 100 points.
1st row of drops : 20 points.
2nd row of drops : 50 points.
3rd row of drops : 100 points.
NAMCO lights : 50 points.

Adjustments to scoring :
Finishing the side drop target banks puts in a barrier to the side drain and increases the pop bumper points on the side cleared.
Finishing the top drop targets increases the spinner award.
Lighting all NAMCO lights increases bonus multiplier to 2X.
SERIES
 
1. Gee Bee (1978)
2. Bomb Bee (1979)
3. Cutie Q (1979)
STAFF
 
Designed by : Toru Iwatani
SOURCES
 
Game's ROM.
Machine's picture.

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